He had a way of making ordinary moments special. His joy and laughter radiated through all those that had the pleasure of knowing him.
With each passing day, the extent of his impact continues to grow. He will never be forgotten.
Marc was born August 12th, 1957 in Quebec. From an early age, Marc showed active curiosity and profound intellect. In addition to his interests in science, math and music, he was also very involved in sports. Marc spent his youth highly active in basketball, and played on various teams with his neighbourhood friends and classmates at Charleboix Highschool. He also played both the piano and guitar. He enjoyed playing guitar around the campfire for his family.
During his studies at the University of Ottawa, he completed his Bachelors of Physical Education in 1981. He subsequently enrolled into the Doctor of Chiropractic program at CMCC.
* Pictured above with his sisters Josee and Renee*
Marc married his loving wife, Valerie, in May of 1989. They had two children, Genevieve and Andre.
He passed his love for music to his son Andre, who is now a sound engineer and professor at McGill University. He shares the same dedication to healthcare and science as his daughter Genevieve, who owns a clinical consulting firm.
Marc immersed himself in experiencing all of life's simple pleasures with his family. Nature brought him the greatest sense of peace, and he enjoyed many outdoor activities, as well as spending weekends and holidays at his cottage. His greatest joy was being together with his family, drinking red wine, conversing over a well-prepared meal and sharing stories about each other's lives. Marc showed a deep sense of compassion for all living things, and a zest for life that was magnetic.
Marc lived a full life, and dedicated himself to his profession as a chiropractor for over 36 years. After graduating from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1985, he subsequently founded his practice Optimal Health Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center. He built the vision for his practice around the following:
"To promote the optimal expression of a family's health and wellness through the attainment of physical, mental and spiritual well-being. " .
He was an active member of the chiropractic community, receiving several accolades. He prided himself as a forever learner, and invested time to further his education in various areas of medicine to be the best doctor to his clients.
His passion for helping people and being of service to members of his community built the foundation for a fulfilling career